March 1 – Starting with the March/April 2010 issue, FAA Aviation News is changing its name to FAA Safety Briefing. “We’re changing the name to more accurately reflect the magazine’s mission: safety,” said John Allen, Director, FAA Flight Standards Service. “As for the word briefing,” Allen added, “briefings are used in health care, in the military, and in aviation, and are essential to get crucial information before the flight. That’s the point of FAA Safety Briefing: Providing pilots, aviation maintenance technicians, and more across the general aviation community with valuable safety information.”
FAA Aviation Newsstarted in 1961 as a newsletter and expanded to a magazine format in 1962. In 1976, it sharpened its focus on general aviation. “Through this bimonthly print and online publication we strive to make the GA community aware of FAA resources, help readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and encourage continued training,” said Editor Susan Parson. FAA Safety Briefing is available free of charge on the FAA Web site at: www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing. Check out the March/April 2010 issue, which features the FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) and its role promoting safer skies through outreach, training, and education.